ASA 124th Meeting New Orleans 1992 October

2pAO8. The effect of acoustic tomographic data in a dynamical model-based assimilation scheme.

A. R. Robinson

M. Pourkaviani

Div. of Appl. Sci., Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA 02138

Two problems are addressed using historical acoustic data. The first is the assessment of oceanographic content of tomographic data when the inverse method involves assimilation into a realistic general ocean dynamical model. The second is to consider the impact of tomographic data on field estimates when it is assimilated in combination with hydrographic and other data. [Work supported partly by the Office of Naval Research.]